Friday, June 15, 2012

The attack of the killer chihuahuas!!!

My run tonight was a bit on the craptastic side.  I think the combination of it being a lot hotter than I've ever run in (it was 70 at 8:00 pm!) and the fact that my dinner was sitting kind of heavy in my stomach (we had sub sandwiches).  I just felt like I was as slow as molasses.  In actuality - I was a LITTLE slower than usual - but not TOO much.  I also realized after I had already left - that I had forgotten my ipod.  I use my music to help me pace myself.  I guess I'm going to have to eventually ween myself of that crutch. 

So I went a different route than usual - I was TRYING to avoid hills but much to my dismay - I live in a hilly area.  So I was running on DIFFERENT hills, but hills none the less.  I rounded a corner and this older woman (who was a bit paunchy) had a swarm of little chihuahuas outside with her - no leashes.  (what is it with leashless dogs around here?)  The dogs saw me and all decided to chase me!  I had five or six little dogs yipping at me and running their little hearts out. The woman was trying to chase them and she was calling them all by their little foo foo names. LOLOL  It was SO HARD not to burst out laughing!  Personally - I prefer big dogs.  I've known a few little dogs who I really liked, but I could never own something that weighed less than a guinea pig. HAHAHA  I think it's so funny how the smaller dogs always seem to think they are great danes!!

The realization that summer is almost here has got me shaking in my brooks!  I am NOT a morning person.  It would be easier for me to stay up all night and all the next day than it would for me to wake up early.  7 is my earliest.  I realize that if I am going to be a runner and CONTINUE my training in the summer, then I am going to have to start running in the morning.  Unfortunately, my husband leaves for work by 6:30 am.  OH MY GOD I'm going to have to run at an INHUMAN hour!!!  Oh well, I'll make it work.  We will figure something out I'm sure!

I just have to say - I am in LOVE with my tech shirt!  I didn't know how awesome they are!  I got home and I was SO sweaty, but my shirt was a dry as a bone!  I'm going to have to invest in a few more just so I don't have to keep washing this one so often!  I also think it's time to look into some cooler running pants.  These capris make me SO HOT!  That and they are starting to fall off when I run - and that is with the drawstring pulled tight!  WOW - who would have thought it would happen so quickly!  The pants I started running in?  FUGGETTABOUTIT!!!  If I pull them up and stand up, they will pool around my ankles!  My Mom told me today that she tells everyone she knows about my weight loss and running!  That made me SO PROUD!  It really makes you feel good to know your Mom is proud of you! 

One more thing and I'll let your poor eyes rest!  Those of you who know me will know that I have a weird sense of humor.  My poor husband - he has to put up with me all the time!  Today we were walking into the store and I noticed how much thinner I look.  I said something to that effect and Pete just laughed at me and said "You're just noticing this now?".  I said - "Yeah, I know - but what I DON'T understand is how you can keep your hands off me when I look THIS hot?!"  LOLOL  Oh my God, we were dying laughing.  I'm sure the people at Fred Meyer's thought we were insane!

Have a wonderful night!  Thanks for reading!! -Monica


  1. It was warm last night! I'm not good either with exercising in the heat. I have to wake up by 5:30 during the summer to get my workouts in. During the school year I had to get up by 4:30. UGH, it's hard but it's so amazing how much more energy I have even with waking up that early. The hard part is having to go to bed so much earlier.

    1. It's going to be a culture shock for me!!! I am SO not a morning person. I'm lucky I can make it to church on Sunday mornings! :-) If I ever showed up early - I'm pretty sure God would faint. :-P